Unlike the sun, which never changes shape, the moon makes for a fascinating and varied subject for a time lapse video sequence as it cycles through its twenty eight day phase change from full, through new and back to full again.
My favourite parts of the moon's cycle to make time lapses are either evening crescent or, as in this case, morning crescent.
This is because, not only is the crescent moon a pleasing shape, with craters clearly visible at the edge of the sun's light, but also the sky around the moon is changing as well, growing darker during the evening crescent phase of the moon, and lighter during the morning crescent phase.
So with so many possible variations to film, it's no wonder I've made a lot of moon time lapse videos!
Now I wonder when the next lunar eclipse is going to be?
Filename - moon timelapse 11.mp4
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 100-400mm zoom @ 390mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/30 sec @ f5.6, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/30 sec @ f5.6, ISO100
Filters - None.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Mold, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p 30fps (4k and 1080p HD versions also available)
Clip duration - 26 secs
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